The Instituto Cervantes in New Delhi has significantly increased its number of students since its inception in 2009.
In the middle of the Indians Leaders Programme, participants have visited Cervantes Institute in Madrid where they met Luis Prados, chief of staff, who accompanied them to the Box of Letters and the dome, where they were able to admire a excellent view of the capital.
Cervantes Institute is the organization responsible for the international promotion of the Spanish language. It has a single center in lndia, in New Delhi. Historically, the language of Cervantes has had limited distribution in India, due to the hegemony of English. However, in recent years, the center has increased the number of enrollments due to the growing interest in learning Spanish. This attraction for the language is growing because of the worldwide projection of our country and the penetration of some Spanish companies in Indian Territory. Prados has explained that the interest of Spanish students in India is mainly due to "business interests", although “others decide to study it because they are attracted by Spanish culture." To handle the Spanish language is considered in India as a primary gateway to Latin American market.
The leaders were interested in the differences between the diverse variants of the language. The chief of staff explained that "although there are lexical differences, the basis of the language is the same and it is perfectly understandable".
Later, the group visited the Box of Letters. This chamber, located in the basement of the building, was the bank vault of Banco Español del Río de la Plata. Since opening in 2007, many Spanish cultural figures have placed a personal legacy in any of the 1,800 existing chests. The mystery of the objects stored only will be discovered on the date chosen by each character.